Today is a big day for me!
First, it marks my 2 week mark on the Paleo Autoimmune Procotol (AIP for short). I feel better physically, mentally and emotionally.
I honestly thought this was going to be really hard. Because.. I love bread. No, seriously. I have an unnatural affinity for bread. My philosophy has always been that no meal is complete without some sort of bread! And I often get hit with some serious sugar cravings. So I was thinking this would be torture, but to my surprise - it's not. At all.
Sure, I've had cravings here and there but nothing I can't handle! I just need to re-wire my brain to appreciate *real* food, and I can tell just 2 weeks in that it's working! In addition to feeling better overall, I've also lost 4% of my body weight in 2 weeks... just by eating real food and not processed junk. Woop woop!
Second, today I hit my weight loss goal for my first DietBet. If you're asking yourself what DietBet is -- I'll tell you! It's an absolutely genius idea, and it's pretty simple. You join a game, and bet yourself $30 that you can lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks. You compete with other members and then the winners who succeed in losing their 4% all split the pot. What could be better than getting leaner, healthier AND winning a little extra cash?
My first game was with Jillian Michaels, and it runs from March 7 - April 7. As of this morning, I have lost my 4% -- even with 8 days left to go! WOOHOO! I'm excited to find out how much each winner's winnings will be.
I've got a long journey ahead, this is just the beginning - so I'm going to join more DietBet games to help keep my motivation going!
If you love the idea as much as I do, feel free to join me in the game! This is my next challenge: Join The DietBet Challenge!